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Clinical Training Specialist - EngenderHealth (Apply by: 28 May 2014)


Clinical Training Specialist

Location: India

Job Code: 639

# of openings: 3

Description 

JOB DESCRIPTION


TITLE: Clinical Training Specialist, EAISI (3 positions)
ORGANIZATION: EngenderHealth, India
REPORTS TO: State Project Manager, Jaipur and matrix managed by Clinical Advisor, Delhi
DUTY STATIONS: Gujarat and Rajasthan, India
EngenderHealth is a leading global women’s health organization committed to ensuring that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival. In 20 countries around the world, we train health care professionals and partner with governments and communities to make high-quality family planning and sexual and reproductive health services available—today and for generations to come.

PROJECT SUMMARY:

The primary project strategy is to provide technical assistance (TA) to the state and district health systems to improve access to quality FP services. Since IUD service provision has been identified as a major gap in the FP services available in the public health system in India, the project will focus on increasing access to high quality IUD services including post-partum IUD, post abortion IUD and interval IUD services. The project will be implemented over 30 months in Rajasthan and Gujarat. It is designed to improve IUD service delivery by training and coaching providers in 153 facilities that have a caseload of more than 100 deliveries a month. Interventions to strengthen capacity of Districts Health managers, District Data Managers and facility administrators; and community-level communication with women will also be implemented during this time through community volunteers (Accredited Social Health Activists - ASHAs).

JOB SUMMARY:
The Clinical Training Specialist will supervise and mentor the Mobile Clinical Trainers Teams (MCTTs). S/he will coach and regularly assess the trainers’ performance to ensure training quality.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Train and mentor MCTTs on overall FP services with focus on interval IUD, PPIUD and PAIUD.§

· Support§ & provide guidance to MCTTs on on-the-job clinical training as well as on follow-up visits for individualized support to the providers at the facilities after four weeks of the initial training

· Accompany the MCTTs for their first training sessions§ & also the first follow up session, and observe and assess at least 25% of the training sessions

· Analyze the feedback collected from the participants at the end of each training/follow-up session§

· Coordinate the Project Coordinators for their assigned territory to schedule the training and follow-up visits of the clinical teams.§

· Build good rapport with the district health officials including Chief Medical Officers and facility staff including Medial Officer in-Charge (MOICs)§

· Build§ & retain strong clinical team for the project period

· Based on gaps identified, conduct refresher training for the MCTTs to reinforce the knowledge and skills learned at the initial training§

· Analyze the monthly reports of MCTTs and share it with each of his/her direct reports and provide a consolidated report with the State Project Manager§

· Discuss and reinforce national guidelines and standards of care at the facilities§

· Ensure compliance of program activities with government, donor, and EngenderHealth regulations/requirements including assessing and reporting violations and safeguarding client’s informed and voluntary decision-making (e.g. Tiahrt) based on EngenderHealth and donor guidelines and standard operating procedures§

· Keep up to date on technical approaches and programmatic priorities through self-study§

· Document best practices and challenges of the project§

· Conduct quarterly technical meetings to discuss updates, address specific challenges faced by the MCTTs and reinforce skills on advocacy and engagement with the facility manager (MOIC)§

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

· M.B.B.S / MD Community Medicine§

· At least three years of experience of working on family planning, reproductive health, and quality assurance of health facilities is desired§

· Experience in facilitating training is desirable§

· Experience of working with international NGOs, NGOs, district administration, public health facilities will be an advantage§

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

· Good knowledge of reproductive health; family planning; IUD - advantages, prevalent myths and misconceptions in community and how to overcome them§

· Good knowledge on quality improvement and quality assurance of health ser§vices

· Strong communication, facilitation, liaison, and motivation skills§

· Good training skills§

· Ability to collect data; expertise in compilation; analysis of data and writing reports§

· Computer skills - MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet Explorer§

· Ability to work independently with minimal supervision§

· Willingness to travel to peripheral health facilities and villages up to 75% of time§

EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status.

Apply by: 28 May 2014

To apply for this position, please visit our website at www.engenderhealth.org and click on the careers link. Then click on the “India” link to locate the job title and submit your application online along with your CV.” 

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